First edition. Pictorial cloth, xi , 302 pp., teg, frontis, illustrated with drawings and photos. "The author was one of the first ranchers in Nebraska. An Englishman, Bratt came to America in 1864 at the age of 17. In the late 1860's, he worked as a bullwhacker supplying Ft. Kearny and other Army posts. He started his cattle business in 1870, and most of his narrative is devoted to the development of the ranching industry on the central plains."---William S. Reese. "Bratt's story is a minor classic because of the raw but credible frontier adventures of a young English emigrant."---Merrill J. Mattes. Fine, bright, tight copy. Scarce. HERD 310. SIX SCORE 13. CAMPBELL 9. HOWES B725. MERRILL p.16. DOBIE p.97. MATTES 2049.
Inventory Number: 27323